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Yesterday I Was Attacked And Bitten By A Stray German Shepherd And Now I Have To Get Rabies Shots

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by yourboycal2
You are correct,the top 3 most dangerous dogs usually listed are,3rd-german shepherd,2nd-rotweiler,1st-pit bull.But i also think that "people" are responsible in a large way for purposefully breeding certain dogs to be more agressive and violent than they normally would be.I would put a timber wolf at number one,wolves and dogs are more or less the same,or at least their directly related...

Imagine a great dane or an irish wolf hound having the disposition and temperment of a pit bull...

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 05:56 PM
reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
Well its funny you should mention werewolf,because when i walked out of the treatment room inside the emergency room,after i received my first series of shots,the doctors,nurses and patients that were there all looked up at me and right away i looked at them and said..."sooo,now i won't turn into a werewolf tonight?

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 06:40 PM
reply to post by yourboycal2

Haha! More Pitbull myths. I work in animal rescue part time and also assist in the rehabilitation of aggressive "lost cause" dogs.

Since the Pitbull ban in some states of Australia we've had countless ones dumped on us. One had a go at me. A large-ish male. He was truly "fired up", showing bared teeth and a hunched fore-quarters. Tail was up and still. He was definitely trying to intimidate. A push back with my foot resulted in a yelp and he retreated to the corner. I sat in the opposite corner of the pen for about 10-15 minutes. Finally it slunk up to me, tail doing rapid, small wags and licked me. We're best friends now!

Oh, and please don't start with the "locking jaw" story. That's a load of codswhallop as well.

In my experience (about 40 years worth), I've seen a lot of different breeds become aggressive.

Personally I would tend to lean towards smaller breeds as being more prone to snapping if I had to choose. The difference is that they tend to only cause a minor wound as opposed to a bigger dog bite. Most workmates agree they have been bitten far more times by smaller "designer" dogs than large, so called aggressive breeds.

After my Pitbull encounter that day I was then bitten by a Labrador. Totally my fault - I wasn't paying enough attention and didn't read the signs he put out. Luckilly he was wearing a collar as I was able to grab that and control him. He was keen for another go, let me tell you!

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 07:30 PM
reply to post by TRiPWiRE
I dont know about pit bulls agressive reputation being a myth? and while I'm certainly no dog expert,they were listed at number one in every list of most dangerous dogs that i checked out...

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 07:40 PM

Originally posted by yourboycal2
personally i don't believe any dog owner should have the right to bring there animals to public places , unless its those cute little ones . But the bigger dogs , just keep them at home in a fenced yard.

This is where I stopped reading and started laughing.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 09:17 PM
The dog breed Presa Canario would be able to stand up to a Pit Bull.It was originally bred to guard and fight with cattle,an attack by this dog has been described as hopeless for the victim.They are a guardian breed with man-stopping ability,incredible power and a complete lack of fear...Top 10 most dangerous dogs >

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:07 PM

Originally posted by ValentineWiggin
It's good that you went to the hospital for treatment. Rabies is rare indeed, but a woman who lived just over an hour from me died from it (bat bite) about a month ago. This was the first case of rabies in South Carolina in the last 50 years!!!! Much better safe than sorry my friend. I hope you heal quickly
Wow,she was killed by a bat.Sounds like she was bitten and then threw caution to the wind and brushed the incident aside and ended up dying from it.All she had to do was look up bat bites on the internet or in a book.How and where was she biten? That sure adds creedence to the vampire legends and stories.I'm sure people in the past and in other countries now,die more often from bat bites when and where proper immunizations are not easily available. Imagine the 6ft wingspan flying fox bats that exist right now swooping down from the night sky and biting you...
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:02 AM
reply to post by blocula

I'd be inclined to say look at the owner. What sort of dog do they "want"?.

In my experience Pitbulls are given a bad name by a few owners who want the "slobbering giant, straining at the end of a chain attached to a spiked collar". Personally I refer to this as "small penis syndrome". Sadly, its these dogs who are the ones being caught up in attacks because thats the way their owners wanted them to be. An attack dog of sorts.

Hundreds of "Pits" come and go through us. they are re-homed and settle into a family life nicely. You never read the news stories about "well adjusted, socialised Pitbull plays catch the frisbee with family", or "Pitbull sleeps at families feet". I truly believe if the name Pitbull was changed to something else, people would come to see them differently.

In Australia many (if not most) attacks are blamed on Pitbulls. Truth be known, the real - old breed Pit is very rare. What you see today is a far cry from the lithe, athletic dogs they were originally bred to be. Over muscled, wrinkly headed, stubby legged cross breeds are called Pitbull and they are not. I truly believe there are more attacks blamed on Pits here than there are actual real Pits in existance here in Australia.

I have a friend who is a reporter for a large, Australian newspaper. His boss has emphatically stated that if they report on a dog attack and the dog even remotely resembles a Pit, report it as a Pitbull. Why? Because people love to read these stories. They love to wag their fingers and say "I told you so". Its a passionate topic and this sells newspapers. In my experience, the finger waggers are the least familiar and most uneducated on the breed. They base their knowledge on yet another biased news report.

We collected a dog that was to be put down for attacking a child. All MSN reported it as a "pure-bred Pitbull". It wasn't. It was a Kelpie x Red Heeler. In the place I work we keep stats on dog bites. Labradors and small breed designer dogs lead the statistics by a long way, yet people won't accept that a labrador - a GUIDE DOG, something so loyal and helpful to humans could bite us. You don't read about those attacks and indeed, they don't feature in mainstream statistic gathering.

Ask yourself - if these reports are so skewed, surely your figures on them being the "most dangerous" could be too...

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by TRiPWiRE

Q: Why do people say that pit bulls "don't let go?"

Through selective breeding, pit bulls have developed enormous jaw strength, as well as a ruinous "hold and shake" bite style, designed to inflict the maximum damage possible on their victims. This bite trait delivered winning results in the fighting pit. When the Colorado Supreme Court upheld the Denver pit bull ban in 2005, the high court set aside characteristics that pit bulls displayed when they attack that differ from all other dog breeds. One of these characteristics was their lethal bite:

"[pit bulls] inflict more serious wounds than other breeds. They tend to attack the deep muscles, to hold on, to shake, and to cause ripping of tissues. Pit bull attacks were compared to shark attacks."11

Leading pit bull education websites, such as Pit Bull Rescue Central, encourage pit bull owners to be responsible and to always carry a "break stick" -- a tool used to pry open a pit bull's jaws -- in case their dog "accidentally" gets into a fight. These same websites also warn that using a break stick on any other dog breed may cause serious injury to the person.12 This is true because no other dog breed possesses the pit bull's tenacity combined with a "hold and shake" bite style.

One of the most powerful examples of a pit bull "not letting go" occurred in an Ohio courtroom. During the Toledo v. Tellings trial (Tellings was convicted of violating the City of Toledo's pit bull ordinance), Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon showed a videotape of a tranquilized pit bull hanging from a steel cable. The dog is essentially unconscious and still does not release its grip. At the time of the taping, the pit bull was being housed at the Lucas County Animal Shelter

This is not your average dog , this is a killing machine , designed for maximum damage. Its nothing sort of trying to domesticate a lion. Sure it will be friendly and cute with you for a while , but eventually animal instincts kicks in , and even the owner is a target.

I don't care how many pit bulls you have gone through it means nothing. I know plenty of animal trainers who go through , way more animals then you , and work daily with them and form special bonds, only to be eaten by the animals they love.

You would have to be a complete fool , to allow this animal near a child , let alone the rest of your family...

you need a special "break-stick" to carry with you when you take these animals out because of how they are aggressive against other dogs .

What you really need is a revolver , whenever you walk around with this dog. Just incse it attacks a child , person , or another dog ,

you can quickly put one through his head ?

Ask yourself - if these reports are so skewed, surely your figures on them being the "most dangerous" could be too...

only thing skewed is your common sense . They are the most dangerous , right next to having a lion as a pet.

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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by yourboycal2
Quite often,unfortunately,pit bulls are owned by drug dealers who use them to "guard their stash" when they dont want to carry a gun because of warrants or parole issues and to give themselves a "tough guy reputation"...Any dog is capable of attacking and biting...

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:02 PM

...Any dog is capable of attacking and biting...

Thanks captain obvious , but that's not what the issue at hand is.

Pit bulls were originally created unfortunately for fighting.

I don't care how this is sugar coated, it was meant to be a lethal weapon. Now people try and take this lethal weapon , and try and domesticate it and allow it near there kids? lol

Why won't you let my domesticated lion near your kids? Don't worry i look in the lions eyes and he is so innocent! , he is just misunderstood! . He is gentle as a cat ! don't let his reputation fool you !

The problem with pitbulls is when they do attack. Other dogs a kick , a punch , they back off .

Pitbulls , when they see red . Even if its there own OWNERS , they won't stop .

That's the issue with pitbulls.

I've read articles , where people would stab a pitbull with a knife to let go , but it doesnt' people would smash it over and over with blunt objects it won't let go , even gun shots !

what kinda crazy lethal weapon in flesh form is this ? Military would love these type of men in service no ?

i don't care about other dogs biting and attacking , those dogs understand a kick to the body .

pitbulls when they see red and attack , its kill mode. all there "intelligence " is replaced by "rage"

lock and twist for maximum damage , weather it is your arm , your baby , or your face.

is it to much to ask to keep them locked up , in a sealed fence . you can play with them all you like , but no need to bring these weapons to the streets.

the drug dealers etc know its a lethal weapon yet we allow them to have it because "there just misunderstood dogs"

"BRAZIL: A pitbull attacked a 4-year-old girl when she stepped on his paw and the dog attacked her, her grandparents tried to defend her and they were also attacked. Cops shot the dog dead."

Of course , just a irresponsible owners right ? WOuld you like to see the video , of there scars ?

Who in the right mind , would ever let children near a killing machine lol , I just can't grasp that with reason and logic , clearly an emotional decision.

these dogs should not exist.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:09 PM

Greg Napora returned home for lunch yesterday in Pacifica, California to find his wife, Darla, lying dead on the floor and their male pit bull standing over her. Darla was six months pregnant.According to ‘reports’, he put the male dog in the backyard and called authorities. When the police arrived, Gunner got out and was immediately shot and killed by the police officers.Studying the quickly banged out articles from the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post, certain facts seemed missing from the coverage. Reuters reported the woman as a San Francisco native and one story featured a ridiculous photo of a yawning pit bull on a city street.Had the media that dived into the frenzy done a bit more investigating, they might have discovered the real truth behind Darla’s death.

According to residents of the Napora neighborhood, the dog did not maul Darla Napora, “just found out that the woman fell off a ladder and hit her head...husband came home found the dog standing over her...he put the dog out got loose and cops shot the dog...thinking that it had mauled the lady. The dog had blood on it's body because he was trying to nudge her to make her move....”

Here is an example of how stories get sugar coated , so pitbulls don't seem so bad ......

she fell off the ladder and hit her head ? , you can't tell the difference between someone falling off a ladder and hitting there head , to be mauled to death ? lol

society amazes me sometimes , with the BS they try and sugarcoat as facts. Just soo...

pitbulls don't look so bad :p

Now , What drugs did this family sell?

here is follow up story , so you know it was the dog that killed her

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:14 PM
reply to post by yourboycal2
Theres plenty of terror attacks upon people by german shepherds,rotweilers,presa canarios and other breeds of dogs as well,but it seems that pit bulls have been demonized and part of the reason why is because of what i mentioned a couple of posts earlier...Imo...

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:38 PM

Originally posted by blocula
reply to post by yourboycal2
Theres plenty of terror attacks upon people by german shepherds,rotweilers,presa canarios and other breeds of dogs as well,but it seems that pit bulls have been demonized and part of the reason why is because of what i mentioned a couple of posts earlier...Imo...

Anything that resembles a pitbull should be banned .

Report: U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities January 2006
to December 2008

A 2009 report issued by shows that 19 dog breeds contributed to 88 deaths in a recent 3-year period. Pit bulls accounted for 59% followed by rottweilers with 14%.

Of the 88 fatal dog attacks recorded by, pit bull type dogs were responsible for 59% (52). This is equivalent to a pit bull killing a U.S. citizen every 21 days during this 3-year period.
The data also shows that pit bulls commit the vast majority of off-property attacks that result in death. Only 18% (16) of the attacks occurred off owner property, yet pit bulls were responsible for 81% (13).

Would you rather fight of a german shepperd? or a pitbull ?

Which one do you think you will have the best chance of escaping ?

the numbers don't lie

common sense doesn't lie

safety doesn't lie

pitbulls = bad.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:55 PM
I'll bet that some of the stories and accounts of people turning into vampires and werewolves and of demonic posession from the middle ages,were the result of people displaying the terrible symptoms of Rabies after having been bitten by rabid wolves and bats,which are, malaise, headache, fever, acute pain, violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, depression, hydrophobia, mania, halucinations, terror attacks, lethargy, coma and respiratory failure...What an evil way to die and only Strychnine poisoning can compare from what i've read...
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by yourboycal2
Pit bulls are around 50-lbs...German Shepherd and Rotweilers are around 125-lbs...I'll fight the pit bull...

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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by blocula

actually i know quite a few more worse ways .

secondly , rabies infection starts our as flu like symptoms , you have plenty of time to get to the hospital , please cry me a river.....

The period between infection and the first flu-like symptoms is normally two to twelve weeks, but can be as long as two years. Soon after, the symptoms expand to slight or partial paralysis, cerebral dysfunction, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, agitation, abnormal behavior, paranoia, terror, hallucinations, progressing to delirium"
sounds more like a '___' trip.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by yourboycal2
Once the rabies virus reaches the central nervous system and "symptoms begin to show" the infection is effectively untreatable and usually fatal within

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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:16 PM
reply to post by blocula

Yea its easy to say here , but when shtf and your in that situation you would wish differntly.

the pit would eat the shepperd , and the rotti for breakfest .

The other dogs would run away after they got bit by that vicious animal. You would probably faint after he locked on .

No your girly kicks and punches don't do anything to the pit. They are designed for forgetting about pain and continuing , untill a bullet stops them.

but your kicks and punches would do something to the shepperd and the rotti . The rotti and shepperd i would also keep away from public places , and kids. Any big dog . Only small cute dogs that you can boot across lake , if they get fiesty should be allowed. Big dogs . Keep it at home.

nobody wants to see them. nobody wants there poop all over the place. IF you don't like it , go buy a country house with a big fence , and let it roam around all day !

No need to sugar coat the rabies and make it worse then it is . You can easily get treatment before anything bad happens to you ..

why try and make it look worse then it is ? just silly..

"The preferred method of treatment is five shots of human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) and a single shot of rabies vaccine. The shots must be given within 14 days after the initial exposure to be 100 percent effective; however, doctors recommend that you get treated immediately after a bite occurs. Treatment is mostly painless, and adverse reactions to the vaccine are rare. Some patients may develop redness and soreness around the injection site after the treatment has been administered.

Read more: How Is Rabies Treated or Cured? |"

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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:35 PM
My daughter just recently graduated from vet school and had to have a series of two rabies vaccinations. They were quite expensive.

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